The Impossible Movie Quotes  

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"The Impossible" movie quotes take the tragic real-life story of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Thailand and makes it personal as viewers follow one family torn apart by the deadly natural disaster. The disaster drama film was based on a true story of survival and adapted into a screenplay written by Sergio G. Sánchez. J.A. Bayona directs the film which was given a December 21, 2012, release date in the United States.

In "The Impossible," parents Henry (Ewan McGregor) and Maria (Naomi Watts) take their three boys, Lucas, Thomas and Simon (Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin and Oaklee Pendergast, respectively) on a tropical vacation for the 2004 Christmas holiday. They enjoy each other's company, as well as the sights and surroundings at their beachfront resort in Thailand but then the unthinkable happens. On the morning of December 26, 2004, as the family is enjoying time at the pool, a 30-foot wall of water crashes over the land, wiping out everything and everyone in its path.

When the waters settle, Henry realizes that he has been split apart from his family. He finds sons Thomas and Simon but wife Maria and son Lucas are nowhere to be found. In another location, Maria and Lucas cling to a floating log together in the high waters, wondering where the rest of their family is and if they're alive. The film continues as the two sides try desperately to find each other in the chaotic environment that remains.

"The Impossible" is sure to spark emotions, especially with a release so close to the holidays. For something a bit less heavy, instead check out "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Red Dawn," "Chasing Mavericks," "Rise of the Guardians," "Argo," and "Looper."
I'm Scared
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Lucas: "I'm always a brave kid, mom, but I'm scared."
Maria: "I'm scared too."

Moments after the tsunami washes away everything in its path, Maria and Lucas come together and cling to a log floating in the water. Lucas knows he's a brave kid but this has him scared, his mother too.
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Get The Boys
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Maria: "Hey, get the boys!"
Henry: "Lucas!"
Lucas: "Dad!"

In these split seconds, everything changes for the resort town and everyone there as a giant tsunami washes away everything on the shore. A scary and hectic situation for any involved is further complicated in that the family members are split apart in the aftermath.
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We Can Go Swimming?
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Henry: "Boys, come and see this. Isn't it great?"
Simon: "Dad, can we swim in there?"
Henry: "Yeah, we can go swimming, yeah"

As the family arrives at their tropical resort, son Simon asks if they will be swimming. At that point none of them had any idea that very soon that beautiful resort would be washed away by a tragedy.
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I Knew I Wasn't On My Own
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Thomas: "I'm scared"
Henry: "I know, I know. I'm scared too but do you know, the most scary bit for me?"
Thomas: "When the water hit?"
Henry: "No, after that, when I came up and I was all on my own. That was the scariest part. Then I saw the two of you, clinging to that tree, I didn't feel so scared anymore because I knew I wasn't on my own. What if mommy and Lucas are on their own right now? Hmm? Imagine how scared they'll be."
Thomas: "We'll look for them together."
Henry: "No"
Thomas: "You can't…"
Henry: "Thomas, no, you have to look after Simon and I'm gonna keep looking for them. Okay? Okay?"

Finding himself split from his wife and one son, Henry tries his best to settle his other son Thomas. While Thomas wants to go looking for the rest of their family, Henry reminds him the importance of staying with brother Simon instead.
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